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September 21-23, 2021
San Diego Convention CenterSan Diego, CA

About the 2021 Host Committee: SDGBC

The San Diego Green Building Council is a community of building industry professionals and sustainability advocates with expertise in areas such as architecture, construction, design, urban planning, policy, and more.

We work together to promote sustainable building and community practices to bring the San Diego region closer to achieving its climate, water, waste, and energy goals.

About The San Diego Green Building Council


  • The San Diego Green Building Council is a registered 501c3 community benefit nonprofit organization.
  • SDGBC is a local aligned community of the US Green Building Council (previously known as the USGBC Chapters).
  • SDGBC is a partner to the International Living Future Institute and host a local Living Future Collaborative.


We are driven by our mission to inspire, educate, and collaborate within our community to transform our built environment toward true sustainability, and work towards our vision that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. The San Diego Green Building Council’s nonprofit documents are accessible at our Guide Star profile. In 2017, we completed a strategic planning process to better align our resources and accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable San Diego, you can download our strategic plan here.

Our members are at the beating heart of our community and sustainable change in San Diego. We currently have about 250 members who represent architecture, construction, and other industries. 

Join us today and become part of the movement.


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Legacy Project

The Legacy Project responds to the need for healthy food education, production, and access. In an unprecedented double-header Greenbuild Conference in San Diego, CA, the Legacy Project Committee was given the opportunity to strengthen its relationship with Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, which serves as an inclusive and interactive indoor-outdoor classroom for San Diegans of National City. While National City has been deemed a food desert (i.e. void of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy whole foods) by the United States Department of Agriculture, Olivewood Gardens' mission is to unravel that designation through their nutrition education classes to students of all ages, their pay what you can food stand, and their production of healthy foods for the local elementary schools.  

During the 2020 Legacy Project, the committee furthered Olivewood Gardens’ mission by developing a Master Design Plan for a newly purchased acre of property, showcasing an outdoor kitchen for class instruction, expanded growing capacity, and a blueberry garden. The committee also organized over 100 socially distanced volunteers over four volunteer days to deliver means for sustainable water collection and a shaded blueberry garden with hundreds of plants which will contribute to the food production for local elementary schools.

With the community's ongoing food security issues, the 2021 legacy project is helping Olivewood Garden address these concerns through increased food production capability. This year's work will continue to bring the Master Plan to life, and will include terracing previously unusable land, planting a series of fruit trees, as well as installing raised beds for increased food production requirements for the upcoming school year. We are also sourcing mural ideas from local artists and are planning a community painted mural to commemorate our project!

This Year's Master Plan

Master Plan Highlights:

  • A multi-purpose outdoor classroom
  • Terraced and shaded growing spaces
  • Natural Pond
  • Fruit Trees
  • Community spaces to gather